Sparman wins Flight A at Carson Valley President’s Cup |

Sparman wins Flight A at Carson Valley President’s Cup

Staff Reports

Jack Sparman emerged as Flight A champion of the Carson Valley Men’s Golf Club President’s Cup Sunday at the Carson Valley Golf Course.

Sparman finished with a net score of 62 for the two-round tournament played on successive Sundays. Scores were determined by a format in which each player selected nine holes at the end of their first round, while the other nine holes were scored from the second round.

Roger Hala finished second in Flight A at 65, ahead of Jeff Schreiber at 66 and Fred Coons 67.

Charles Poe won Flight B with his 63, ahead of Ron Fukuyama at 65, Joe Morrison 66 and Mike Davis 68.

Flight C was won by John Carey with his 65, ahead of Neil Bain at 68, Bruce Sanford 70 and Paul Lockwood 71.

Closest-to-the-pin winners included Bain on the first hole, Dan Essary on No. 13 and Richard Brown on No. 18.

Team play close

at Empire Ranch

Bob Pluth, Dan Rodgers, Brick Ludington and Wade Walker combined to win Flight A during Empire Ranch Senior Men’s Golf Club four-man team play on Aug. 31 in Carson City.

The winners carded a net score of 114 in the tournament, which used a two best balls format at Empire Ranch Golf Course.

The foursome of Paul Lockwood, Tom Harlow, Ray Huntley and Joe Gibson finished one shot behind at 115, while Henry Teague, Gene Gaston, Marshall McCurdy and Tom Sawyer shot 116 for third-place.

Mike Vadnais, Tom Teders, Bob Pemberton and Ken Cuneo shot 120 to take fourth-place.

One shot also decided Flight B, where David Knighton, Mala Chizek, Bob Del Carlo and Skip Yokota captured first-place with a net 114. Bruce Serpa, Bob Pitcock, Carl Slate and a blind bogie partner took second-place at 115.

Steve Fagnant, Rene Ojeda, Bill Bowers and a blind bogie partner placed third at 117. Robie Willis, Duane Carroll, Dennis Justin and Geoff Swann finished fourth at 119.

Closest-to-the-pin winners were Pluth on Blue No. 5, Tom Wickham on Blue No. 8, Sawyer on Red No. 3 and Richard Brown on Red No. 8.

Junior golf class set for Saturday

The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department will host its Introduction to Junior Golf class for girls and boys ages 5-16 Saturday at the Carson Valley Golf Course.

Participants will be divided into groups based on age: 5-6 year olds from noon-1:15 p.m., ages 7-8 from 1:30-2:45 p.m. and ages 9-16 from 3-4:15 p.m. The basics of golf including rules, etiquette, putting, chipping and full swing will be covered.

The cost is $20 and includes club rental ad golf balls. Pre-registration at the parks and recreation department is required. Call 782-5500, ext. 1, for more information.

Genoa hosts charity golf

The seventh annual Carson Valley Medical Center Fall Classic Golf tournament is next Friday at Genoa Lakes at 9 a.m.

The cost is $150 for an individual and $550 per foursome. TSponsorships are available.

For information, visit or call 782-1697.

Elks Soccer Shoot slated

The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department will host the Tahoe Douglas Elks Lodge No. 2670 Soccer Shoot Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Lampe Park.

There is no cost to participate.

The event is an accuracy and distance skills competition open to all youth within and outside of Douglas County.

Medals will be awarded for first, second and third place. Registration will take place on the site the day of the event.

Call 782-9829 for information.

Archery Tag event on Saturday

A promotion for the game of Archery Tag will be hosted on Saturday by the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department.

The event, open free of charge from 6-8 p.m. at the Douglas County Community and Senior Center, will feature demonstrations, instructors, target practice and games.

Archery Tag is described as an “action packed game” that offers the “ultimate family-friendly experience that engages everyone.”

The game consists of two five-player teams that oppose each other, separated by a safe zone. There are two objectives: To hit an opponent while using an Archery Tag bow and to knock out the five discs of the opposing team’s target. A player is eliminated by when hit by an arrow or by catching an arrow shot by an opponent. The only safety equipment required to play Archery Tag is a facemask.

Pancreatic golf Sept. 17

Skills in golf, distance running and power lifting will be tested by participants at the third annual Carson City Kiwanis Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day Sept. 17 at Empire Ranch Golf Course in Carson City.

A bench press contest — hosted by Fitness For 10 and billed as the Carson City Bench Press Championships — will be held from 7-9 a.m. KAIA Fit and the Tahoe Mountain Milers will co-host a 5K/10K run and walk at 8 a.m. And the four-man scramble golf tournament starts at 9 a.m.

Six golf divisions are available, including men’s, women’s and mixed, as well as 55-and-over men, women and mixed. Michael Hohl Motors is offering a vehicle as a hole-in-one prize.

The cost of the bench press contest is $10 for three lifts with a variety of categories to be offered. The 5K and 10K costs $30 ($35 on race day) and $10 for children 12-and-under. Forms are available at KAIA Fit, CV Sports and the website. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network will receive 75 percent of proceeds and 25 percent will benefit the Carson City Kiwanis scholarship fund.

Contact Robey Willis at or Steve Lyon at 775-224-5798 for information.